MA Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University

Study a range of learning experiences in contemporary practice including materials-led approaches to research, self-reflection, and critical strategies that enhance skills in the studio. We offer a master degree in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University.

Course summary

Complete a body of artwork, a professional strategy and refine your critical skills.

Build your art portfolio in one of the most highly-rated research communities in the sector.

Develop advanced skills in critical research methodologies.

Gain specialised fine art knowledge and experience individual studio practice.

On an advanced programme of study you’ll explore, refine and develop your artistic practice. You can take part in numerous activities and explore your practical skills – from painting, sculpture, digital making and printmaking to drawing, metalwork, writing and curating.

Courses include:

Art Contexts

Art Practice

Studio Methods


Art And Its Publics

Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with



live art


computer programming


video editing

dark rooms

sound studios

film production equipment


the city's professional artist studios

flexible classrooms

specialist workshops and IT facilities


English requirements





Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally an honours degree in an Art and Design subject at 2:1 standard (2:2 may be accepted in exceptional circumstances such as related experience and/or high standard of portfolio).
  • You will have to submit evidence, in the form of an identifiable body of work, of significant creative ability and a commitment to theoretical issues in fine art.
  • Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English.

Fees and funding

The tuition fee displayed above is for the full course. If the full course is more than one year in duration, the fee will be divided into annual payments which will then be rounded. This may mean the total fee you pay is slightly higher than the fee stated above. If you take a break in study or have to re-take part of the course, you may also be charged an additional fee and will be notified of this at the time. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 are: Year 1: £10,925 Year 2: £10,925.

Starting September 2023

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